Register your child’s place

If you would like to register your child(ren) for a place at our pre-school or mighty oaks club, please download an application form and return it to our address.

A little bit about us... 

Established in 1971, we are a friendly, welcoming Pre-School and Wrap Around Care service. Acorn is our Pre-School provision and Mighty Oaks is our Wrap Around Care provision.

At Acorn we offer children all the opportunities they need to learn and develop through play. We provide a safe, nurturing, diverse and fun environment for children to develop and grow. We accept children from age 2 to 5, during term time.

Mighty Oaks, offers before and after school care for children attending, Acorn Pre-School, Shefford Lower School and Robert Bloomfield Academy.

In 1971 we were originally based in the Baptist Church Hall on Bedford Road, Shefford. We later moved to the Methodist Church Hall on Ampthill Road. On 26th April 2008, we opened our purpose built premises on School Lane. It was especially designed for us. It has enabled us to offer even better facilities, early years education and out of school care to the community of Shefford and the surrounding villages since. Our build was self funded through grants and fundraising and was driven by our Volunteer Committee members and Trustees.  

Our professional team of Early Years and Childcare Practitioners are dedicated and enthusiastic. We care passionately about every child's welfare, wellbeing and development. Our staff motivate the children to explore their world, develop a life long love for learning and they strive to improve outcomes for all.

Mighty Oaks, was established in 2008 to meet the needs of Acorn and Shefford Lower School parents. Our staff team work across both Acorn and Mighty Oaks. Mighty Oaks provides a relaxing and fun atmosphere for children, before and after school. The children can choose from a range of activities and toys available. Mighty Oaks Children's Committee have an input to the activities which are available, and which new toys and resources are purchases.

As a registered charity we operate on a not for profit basis. We are committed to providing affordable, accessible, flexible and high quality Early Years Education and Wrap Around care.

Find more about Acorn Pre-School here

Find more about Mighty Oaks, wrap around care, here



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